[aur-general] How do I show a AUR Rebuild as a newer build?

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 21 00:46:04 UTC 2018

On 10/19/18 8:59 PM, hagar wrote:
> Good morning All,
> I understand that there are 3 version control tags in the PKGBUILD file.
> pkgver - The Actual Package version


> pkgrel - The Arch modification/release count - for changes to the
> patches, install file's.


> epoch - Special version control number.


> If I need to rebuild a package due to dependancy rebuilds/changes how do
> I mark the new package as newer?
> Do I increase the epoch?
> Or is there another way?

One of these three descriptions explicitly describes itself as
"differentiate between consecutive builds of the same version of a package"

Rebuilding for a dependency update does, I suppose, qualify as a
consecutive rebuild of the same version of a package. :)

The fact that it then describes a non-exhaustive list of things which
result in consecutive rebuilds (those things being "fixes and additional
features"), should not be taken to mean those are the *only* things.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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